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CC-443781

For Sale: 1961 Jaguar E-Type
in Kensington, United Kingdom

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Description
 
We have been on the look out for one of these for a few years now - I remember drooling over an image of an early FHC on page 13 of Chris Harvey's, E Type - End of An Era I still have the book and even now looking at that picture it's difficult to think of a more pure design piece As a youngster it was a rare opportunity to see an early car and when one came along, very often, the "early bits" had been removed as the car was "updated" Funny how what was a good thing then is the opposite now This E Type was manufactured in November and dispatched in December to distributors Henleys Ltd in London She remains to this day in her original colour scheme of Opalescent Gunmetal with red hide to the interior and she was originally supplied to Mr Weldon of St Johns Wood Road, London Seemingly from the copy registration certificate in 1973 there have been only a subsequent 4 private owners, the last since 1988 and prior to him since 1975 We have a request with the DVLA presently to see if this can be verified from their records What is quite outstanding about this example is the host of original trim and body parts which are peculiar to the very early cars She still sports her original bonnet with welded louvres ( how many bonnets were damaged at the nose from careless parking and replaced at the Jaguar dealership with "the latest pressed bonnet sir, just like the current model" and how pleased would the owner have been at the time too ), ergo not many have survived with the original bonnet, steering wheel, wire wheels, interior metal finish to the console fascia ( no longer available by the way ) etc etc In terms of mechanical condition she is running beautifully with a raft of recent mechanical works including a rebuilt cylinder head with fast road camshaft and a rebuilt Moss gearbox ensuring excellent on road performance Cosmetically she has this year had a bare metal repaint to the highest quality and she presents in a most elegant manner Under bonnet she is no show queen - presentable, however you wouldn't want to eat your dinner in here What we have here though is not about the concours field, it's about the fact that here is an original 1961, flat floor FHC in remarkable condition

STOCK/INV. NUMBER: 205723
Pricing Information
 
Asking Price
100,000 GBP
Vehicle Location


Country
United Kingdom
 
City, State
Kensington
Zip
W8 6JP
Vehicle Basics

Odometer Reading
0

Year
1961

Exterior Details

Vehicle Color(s)
Silver

Transmission Details

Transmission Type
Manual

 
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